Formula V8 3.5

Nurburgring Outing Likely to be One-off for Race Winner Palou

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Alex Palou is not expected to race again for Teo Martin Motorsport in 2017 despite winning race two at the Nurburgring - Credit: Diederik van der Laan / Dutch Photo Agency

Nurburgring standout Alex Palou admits it is unlikely that he will be back in the Teo Martin Motorsport machine again this season despite a hugely impressive rookie weekend in Germany.

The Spaniard replaced Canadian Nelson Mason in the car a few days before the event begun and was quick in both collective test sessions before taking two superb pole positions before converting the second of those into a race victory.

Palou admits that despite his impressive debut, the fact that he does not have the funds necessary to continue driving in World Series Formula V8 3.5 means that the weekend in Germany is likely to be a one-off.

“I don’t think it’s possible for me to complete the season,” said Palou on Autosport. “Unfortunately I don’t have any money, and I would need money for a drive.”

However, the twenty-year-old, who competed in two seasons in the GP3 Series before switching to Japanese Formula 3 this season, was happy to be able to show that he is fast behind the wheel, and it could lead to further opportunities down the line.

“At least I could show this weekend that I am fast in the car,” said Palou. “The team deserve it for all their hard work this weekend.”

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